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Full interview: Jahmene's mother speaks of abusive relationship

Tomorrow night Swindon's Jahmene Douglas will be live in the X Factor final.

His mother Mandy Wood has been talking to our reporter Rob Murphy about how the 21-year-old grew up in a home with an abusive father, how she escaped a violent relationship and the impact on her of the suicide of Jahmene's older brother.

You may find some of the details distressing.


Jahmene in Manchester ahead of final

Jahmene is now in Manchester, preparing for tomorrow night's live final. Our hopeful from Swindon was greeted by cheering fans as he arrived for rehearsals with mentor Nicole Scherzinger and fellow contestant James Arthur.

He said he was grateful for the support he's receiving from his home town.

Just a warning that the clip below has some flash photography.

Full interview with Jahmene Douglas

X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas returned to his hometown of Swindon yesterday to switch on the town's Christmas lights.

After pressing the button and performing to the thousands of people who braved the cold weather, the 21-year-old was interviewed by our reporter Robert Murphy:

Jahmene will be competing with James Arthur and Christopher Maloney in the X Factor final on ITV1 this weekend.


Good luck to the West's X Factor semi-finalists

Swindon's Jahmene Douglas is tipped to win the competition. Credit: X Factor

Don't forget to tune into X Factor tonight to see Jahmene Douglas from Swindon, and Clevedon's George Shelley take part in the semi-finals.

It's on ITV1 at 8pm, with the results show tomorrow at the same time.

Clevedon's George Shelley, second left, is part of boyband Union J. Credit: X Factor
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